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I delete a lot of comments. Usually they are flagged for deletion. There's no way I know to track it. It would help us as well - if we ended up deleting 100 comments from one user where there was a pattern, it would be nice to be able to see that. Let's spin that feature request off and address it head on and with data as a separate questionopposed to "human recollection" which can be faulty at best. 

  • Let's spin your feature request off as a separate question.

You often answerAs to when I recall deleting comments from you in particular - when you are answering the question in a comment - it often goes, especially if that answer has been provided by you or another. Please don't do that going forward - if you are trying to clarify the question - do that in the comments. If the author needs to troubleshoot or you know how to troubleshoot that - make an answer stating that here's how you would troubleshoot the situation.

Since comments are never meant to last - there's no notification of edits or deletions. There's no wiki revision history. If you are putting information into a comment that merits that level of information - that's a good sign you should be asking on meta or chatting or editing the post or just making an answer.

Without looking into specifics it's hard to know if I'm the deleter or if other moderators are also deleting comments.

I delete a lot of comments. Usually they are flagged for deletion. There's no way I know to track it. It would help us as well - if we ended up deleting 100 comments from one user where there was a pattern, it would be nice to be able to see that. Let's spin that feature request off as a separate question.

You often answer the question in a comment. Please don't do that - if you are trying to clarify the question - do that. If the author needs to troubleshoot or you know how to troubleshoot that - make an answer stating that here's how you would troubleshoot the situation.

Since comments are never meant to last - there's no notification of edits or deletions. There's no wiki revision history. If you are putting information into a comment that merits that level of information - that's a good sign you should be asking on meta or chatting or editing the post or just making an answer.

Without looking into specifics it's hard to know if I'm the deleter or if other moderators are also deleting comments.

I delete a lot of comments. Usually they are flagged for deletion. There's no way I know to track it. It would help us as well - if we ended up deleting 100 comments from one user where there was a pattern, it would be nice to be able to see that and address it head on and with data as opposed to "human recollection" which can be faulty at best. 

  • Let's spin your feature request off as a separate question.

As to when I recall deleting comments from you in particular - when you are answering the question in a comment - it often goes, especially if that answer has been provided by you or another. Please don't do that going forward - if you are trying to clarify the question - do that in the comments. If the author needs to troubleshoot or you know how to troubleshoot that - make an answer stating that here's how you would troubleshoot the situation.

Since comments are never meant to last - there's no notification of edits or deletions. There's no wiki revision history. If you are putting information into a comment that merits that level of information - that's a good sign you should be asking on meta or chatting or editing the post or just making an answer.

Without looking into specifics it's hard to know if I'm the deleter or if other moderators are also deleting comments.

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I delete a lot of comments. Usually they are flagged for deletion. There's no way I know to track it. It would help us as well - if we ended up deleting 100 comments from one user where there was a pattern, it would be nice to be able to see that. Let's spin that feature request off as a separate question.

You often answer the question in a comment. Please don't do that - if you are trying to clarify the question - do that. If the author needs to troubleshoot or you know how to troubleshoot that - make an answer stating that here's how you would troubleshoot the situation.

Since comments are never meant to last - there's no notification of edits or deletions. There's no wiki revision history. If you are putting information into a comment that merits that level of information - that's a good sign you should be asking on meta or chatting or editing the post or just making an answer.

Without looking into specifics it's hard to know if I'm the deleter or if other moderators are also deleting comments.